What was a promise in 2011, ARTAS System became a reality in 2013 and is already successful in the US, Asia and now has just arrived in Brazil and the Clinic / Day Hospital of Dr. João Carlos Pereira, specialist in hair restoration . We are starting a new era in hair transplant surgery in our country.
Definitely, with Artas, hair transplant surgery has entered the era of excellence with robotic technology, which is already indispensable in some areas of medicine. During the last decade, robotic procedures have advanced many precision surgeries to help surgeons in difficult and repetitive surgical movements, reducing manual variability.
The ARTAS System is a computer-assisted, physician-controlled surgical system that performs the first phase of hair restoration surgery: the harvest phase of the follicular units. In the second phase, which is the perforation of the scalp for insertion of the grafts and in the third phase, which is the placement of the grafts in the holes that were opened in the second phase, continues to be performed manually with instruments own by the specialist surgeon. The experience, skill and scientific training of the professional is essential to determine the results expected by the patient in an aesthetically efficient and natural way and thus avoid the numerous complications that may occur with hair transplant surgery.
In the US alone, 50 million men suffer from hereditary baldness. Worldwide, 310,000 capillary transplants are performed annually in individuals 18 to 80 years of age, although most are done in patients between 20 and 40 years of age.
In recent years, techniques have evolved and capillary surgery is becoming less invasive. The traditional technique FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation), where a segment of the scalp is removed in a cutting manner for the collection of the hair follicles, is used less and less due to the need to remove points and the undesirable linear scar that leaves in the posterior areas And side of the head, in addition to post-surgical discomfort.
In mid-2010, Dr. João Carlos Pereira began to use a technique called FUE (Follicular Unit Extration), in which the follicular units started to be harvested through an American microapparel.
The main advantage of this minimally invasive technique in relation to FUT is the fact that in FUE the follicular units are harvested one by one directly from the scalp without leaving visible scars, its realization has been growing 39% a year.
With the arrival of Artas Robotic, there is a significant advance in the FUE technique. What was done with the microapparel manually, now happens to be realized by Robot Artas, controlled by a robotic technology and digital image. The advantages are in the efficiency, speed and precision in the extraction of the follicular grafts, minimizing damages to the follicles and time of the surgery. The disadvantage of using Artas in capillary transplantation is the cost of the robotic system, which is higher than that of previous techniques, depending on the technology used.
After extraction of the hair follicles by the robot, they undergo inspection and microscope preparation to be transplanted in the bald areas. The procedure can be performed under sedation and local anesthesia, or only under local anesthesia, but in this case the surgery becomes tiring for the patient because it usually lasts from 6 to 8 hours and is performed in a hospital operating room, For greater safety and comfort. The postoperative is comfortable, without pain and bruises (purples). Discreet facial swelling may occur on the days following surgery. Patients may return to normal activities after 48 hours. Physical activities and individual sports are released after 5 days. The implanted hair is born after 90 days and grows 1 cm per month. At 8 months, individuals begin to observe the final outcome of the surgery.
For those who still have questions about the techniques used, or what would be the best solution for your case, the first step is to schedule an appointment with Dr. João Carlos, so that he can evaluate and suggest the best surgical option.